Open Lecture by Sidsel Meineche Hansen
Sidsel Meineche Hansen: PHARMACOPORNOGRAPHER
This talk will focus on the female avatar ‘EVA v3.0’ which is a product sold online by TurboSquid, a company that supplies stock 3D models for computer games and virtual adult entertainment. The EVA v3.0 avatar is an object in my research on post-human sex and the main protagonist in in my recent work: The CGI and VR animations: Seroquel®, 2014; No right way 2 cum, 2015; and DICKGIRL 3D(X), 2016. As part of the presentation I will screen some video works and talk about the ‘pharmacopornographic’ model of society as the context for the production of this body of work.
Sidsel Meineche Hansen is an artist based in London. Her work takes the form of woodcut prints, sculptures, CGI and VR animations which typically foreground the body’s industrial complex in the pharmaceutical, porn and tech-industries. Her work also manifest as publications, and as an ongoing series of seminars. In 2009 she founded the research collective Model Court together with Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lorenzo Pezzani and Oliver Rees, and in 2015 she co-edited Politics of Study (London and Odense: Open Editions and Funen Art Academy). She currently works as an associate professor at the Funen Art Academy, Denmark and has taught at CalArts, Los Angeles and Goldsmiths, University of London.
Recent solo presentations include: ‘SECOND SEX WAR‘, Gasworks, London and Trondheim Art Museum; ‘No right way 2 cum’, Transmission (2016), ‘Glasgow International’, Glasgow; ‘ONE-self’, Temporary Gallery, Cologne and Künstlerhaus Bremen (2015) and ‘INSIDER’, Cubitt Gallery, London (2014). Recent seminars include: ‘What is an art work doing?’ (together with Andrea Fraser), Wattis Institute, San Francisco (2016); ‘This is not a symptom’, South London Gallery (2014–15); ‘Methylene Blue diluted by Female Ejaculation’, SPACE gallery, London ; ‘Why does Fred Sandbeck’s work make me cry?’, Cubitt, London and ‘If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution’, Amsterdam. Meineche Hansen has also presented artist talks at the Serpentine Gallery and LUX, London; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and 98 Weeks, Beirut (2015).
Where: Royal Instiute of Art, Skeppsholmen. Lecture Hall, 4th floor